Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How to Use a Flat Iron

No matter what type of hair you have, there is a moment in time when we want to have a beautiful, straight and healthy hair. In reality, if you don’t plan on making an appointment at a hair salon, the perfect solution to your hairstyle wishes represents the flat iron. Why? Because a flat iron has a technology that incorporates focused heat and also the resulting steam in order to straighten even the wildest piece of hair. Unfortunately, the result is only permanent, as it can last from a few hours (depending on the humidity) and up to a few days (until you decide to wash your hair or if you are lucky enough).

There are many people that consider the flat iron as a tool that will do incredible damage to the hair by burning it, but the reality is that, if you learn to do it correctly, you can obtain amazing and positive results.

Now, you might say that there isn’t any mad science behind using a flat iron, all you have to do is take a few bits of your hair and clamp them with the flat iron by pulling them thoroughly. Well, the reality is that there are a few techniques that must be followed in order to obtain perfect straight or curly hair. I bet most of you didn’t even know that you can curl your hair by using the flat iron, right?

Before we get to the basic steps that must be followed in order to use the flat iron proficiently and with great results, here are a few things you should know when you decide to purchase such an item. The reality is that there are so many types of flat irons on the market and you can get scammed pretty easy. All you have to do is check your iron and make sure it has ceramic plates and not metal ones because they tend to warm up much faster than the metal ones, they diffuse the necessary heat evenly and constant. The flat irons that are for professional use, have a tourmaline technology that with the help of some ions that are negatively charged and prevent your hair from getting frizzy.

Another piece of advice is that if you have short hair, it is better to use a narrow flat iron so you can grab the shorter sections, and if you have long or medium hair, you can use a wider flat iron because you will finish faster. In both options the result is the same.

Generally, a good flat iron can be found at a price in the vicinity of $50, but if you want a perfect and reliable one, an investment of around $100 will leave you extremely satisfied.

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Next, let’s see what are the most important steps that you can follow in order to have a perfect straight hair by using the flat iron. 

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Step 1: After you have washed your hair and dried it a little with a towel, leaving it a little damp, apply a reasonable quantity of styling cream or straightening spray.

Step 2: An important aspect when you plan on using the flat iron is to make sure you protect your hair by spraying a heat protective spray.

Step 3:  Now is the time to dry your hair thoroughly. A flat iron must be used only on dry hair.

Step 4: It is recommended that the hair has to be sectioned in layers so it becomes much easier to work with. Always start from the bottom layer.

Step 5: You have to finish all your bottom layers before moving on. When you clamp the iron to your hair, make sure you clamp it as close as you can to your scalp and only then can you pull down on the entire length of your hair. Always check the instruction paper so you can see what is the correct temperature that you have to use and also for how much time. You should do this so you won’t create any damage to your hair.

Step 6: Once the bottom layer has been finished, create another layer above the finished one. Your goal is to make layer after layer until all your hair has been finished and you are happy with the result.

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